Peter Thomas Roth • Ultra Lite Oil-Free Sunblock SPF 30 • Sunscreen
|Would buy this product again.||47%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Awesome product! The squirt pump is convenient, and the lotion feels extremely light! It hasn't been sticky or uncomfortable in the humid heat of the south... definitely a re-purchase!
Age: Unknown Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Doesn't break me out, sting or leave a white cast but does leave some shine, especially during the warmer months. I've got adult acne so not exascerbating that is a big deal. I love that I can put this around my eyes and it doesn't sting.
I've tried Neutrogena Dry Touch and it was too matte for me, plus it stung around my eyes and I think broke me out somewhat. Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide in higher concentrations leave a ghostly white cast on my skin- I have olive skin that's currently pretty pale. Tried Olay Complete Defense 30 and though I liked the texture and gentleness, it left the white cast.
The regular Banana Boat sport 50 in the orange tube is almost as gentle with no whiteness but it seems to break me out some each time. Why do higher SPFs do that?
My main gripes with this are that I, too, get a little sun with it if I'm not super careful and it's a little too greasy.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I hated this product, but it's probably due to my overly sensitive skin--not a true reflection of the quality of this product.
I was on my 2nd bottle of this when I noticed something wasn't right with my skin. It was overly sensitive and dry, but acne-prone at the same time. I kept wearing it until I could not fool myself that this product is making my skin worse. It seems that I am allergic to the sunscreen property (parsol 1789 or whatever...I can't remember) in the product. Ever since then, my skin, especially cheeks, has been really hard to treat. It's sensitive to almost every product, be it makeup or moisturizer. It is always dry and flaky on the surface, but it is also oily (does that make sense?) and have few zits on them--all the time. Basically, I'm blaming this sunblock for wrecking my skin. But I'm pretty sure I'd gotten the same crap from other sunblocks. Oh well.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I bought a 1 oz version of this product for $8 from Sephora. I needed something small to fill out my order for free shipping. I actually think this is a good sunblock for oiler skins since it is oil-free and provides spf 30. I have been using this for 2 weeks and this has not broken me out. I don't know why it gets such bad reviews. However, it is not matte or ultra-lite as it claims. It makes your face shiny, so I always put something else on top like a matte moisturizer, powder, or foundation.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
i was pleased with this sunscreen it didn't break me out! yay! :) i was surprised that it was fairly greasy going on and it did feel a bit thick but after a few minutes it absorbed in my skin and it felt fine. It does a good job at protectin my skin too! huge rave! :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I've been using a sample packet of this from Sephora. Like everyone else, I'm puzzled by the "Ultra Lite" name and the claims of this being a "dry formula" as this feels very heavy on my face and takes several minutes to even begin to absorb. If you want ultra lite, save some money and go with Neutrogena's Ultra Sheer sunscreen, which really does feel light and matte on the face.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Lovely...if you're going for the Exxon Valdez look. Apparently at PTR, "Ultra Lite" means "Ultra Oily and Greasy." Horrid stuff, this went right back to Sephora. Try Clarins UV 40 instead -- much more expensive, but so much better. If I'm going for an oil slick, I'll at least use a product with Mexoryl.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is a great sunscreen. It has SPF 30, so it provides great protection. It sunk into my skin really quickly and didn't really any sort of white cast. My skin didn't get shiny at all and this lasted throughout the day.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This is the best sun protection product EVER for people with oily skin. All sunscreen/block breaks me out except for this. Amen to PTR. The price is pretty high, IMO, but you get a good amount for your dollar, it smells great, and it lasts forever. The first time I tried it was in a sample from Sephora and it lasted for two weeks!
As far as greasiness: My skin is oily/sensitive. I used this in place of moisturizer in the a.m., and waited 10 minutes to apply makeup afterwards, and I was fine.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I have mixed feelings about this sunscreen. On one hand, of all the sunscreens I've worn on my face--especially the ones with high SPFs--this one seems to leave my skin the clearest and feeling the best. On the other hand, there's still so much room for improvement.
Although I can't trace any breakouts or clogged pores specifically to this product, it does leave my face feeling greasy and heavily-coated whenever I apply it, no matter how thoroughly I rub it in. And this from a sunscreen that touts itself as "ultra-lite" and "dry-formula!" I've recently hit on the trick of very lightly blotting my face with a tissue--very gently and without rubbing, so as not to remove any sunscreen--after waiting the fifteen minute period the instructions recommend before applying makeup. This does help a little to minimize the oiliness I experience after using it.
On the whole, I'm not sure how much of my complaint is due to this particular sunscreen, however. I've had similar results with other products that also advertise themselves as "light" and "oil-free." Perhaps my skin just doesn't like the extra weight of sunscreen. (Tough luck, skin! It's better than melanoma!)
The good things about this product are it's scent, which is very light and not unpleasant, the texture, which, while greasy feeling, is not sticky (how I loathe sticky sunscreens!), and the host of beneficial extras in the list of ingredients, including aloe and vitamins A and E.
The worst thing is the exorbitant price. $25 at Sephora gets you a 4-ounce tube. That's more than I'd like to have to pay just to protect my skin without breaking out. I'll repurchase this only if I can't find something comparable for a more reasonable price. Unfortunately, having searched high and low for such a sunscreen before, I suspect I won't.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have combination skin and this product is WAY TOO greasy. The name is deceptive: "ultra lite oil-free" -- just the opposite. It stuck to my face like vaseline. Coppertone oil-free SPF is the least oily sunblock I have found -- and much cheaper.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Quite pricey but otherwise I love it on my face under makeup! I must have dryish skin because although the formula feels more like a cream than an ultra lite lotion, I didn't get the oilies from this at all. It soaks up nicely and most importantly, does not leave a white cast at all nor does it break me out. I usually use Shiseido's Annessa spf 43, but I find it leaves too heavy a pale cast for repeated application. Plus it gives my face a heavily made up look which I do not prefer during the summer.
The PTR ultra lite is a welcome alternative for the Annessa, and my face feels super comfortable with it on. I have the smaller 1 oz size version so I find it convenient to hang around my neck (since it comes with a string attached on the top) for frequent reapplication during outdoor outings.
My only concern is the active sunscreen ingredient, parasol 1789, about which I have read conflicting reviews. There are concerns that it breaks down into harmful particles that may damage the skin. However, according to my reading on the skin care board, this is reportedly not 100% accurate and so far, it is deemed ok for daily use.
In general Peter Thomas Roth's prices feel inflated. But I still love a lot of his procucts including this one, and would buy again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have not tried this sunblock, however, I read a review written by someone who had said that this sunblock actually made her DARKER! No wonder--it has no titanium dioxide and no zinc oxide. For the best protection against the sun, these physical sunblockers are much, much more effective than the other more sheer sunblocks, which do not physically block the sun. They only deflect the sun. I like Peter Thomas Roth Oil Free Sunblock. It has titanium dioxide, it does not break me out, and when used over Lavender Water, it is not greasy. I have combination/oily skin. Also, it does not leave a white cast on my face and blends in immediately. A big plus? Peter Thomas Roth does not test on animals!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
i liked this, it was very lite and didnt have a heinous smell. i like the way it made my skin feel, smooth and supple. it also left a little sheen.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
It broke me out since summer last year. I have to go see derm to get it of it. Still have big pimple and scar on my face. Stay Away from it!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I have used this product for 1 year, and I have very pale sensitive skin. I love this product so much as it is very light and it protects my skin so well from Texas harsh summer weather! Well worth the money and a bit goes a long way. Would highly recommend this to all.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I tried this earlier in the summer, I guess for awhile I repressed my painful memories of this! If this is someone's idea of Ultra-Lite, I would hate to see what their idea of Ultra-Thick is. I did not like the feel of this, and it gave my fair complexion a major white/pink cast. I wouldn't spend my $$$ on this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Black
never ultra lite, never oil-free, this is terrible. all day shiny.
my friends call me "oil bank". but it's terribly expensive. i really really wanna cry.
Age: Unknown Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
I got DARKER using this!!!!
I used this faithfully for a couple of weeks.
Then I noticed it did not work as a sun block even with my sun visor on.
Sun screen, yeah I didnít get burnt. Sun block NO.
A waste of my money.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Lasts a long time because it comes in a large bottle, unlike most better-brand sun products. It's a nice lotion, didn't burn or cause breakouts and no scent, but I found it to be a little heavy for my extremely oily skin. It says that it's "Ultra Lite", but I found it to be a bit greasy. It didn't absorb as much as I would have liked it to... maybe a good purchase for someone with a normal or drier skin type so I give it 3 lippies.